Thursday, December 31, 2009

a Yahoo word search evolves into a philosopher*

Yes, a splash page

Is old fashioned

A tangle tangible tangerine
Kinda night of

Parishioner conspiracy

As a lama
Construes wheelbarrow
Among dachshunds

Aorta goes

confidante Postcard Lithuania

As thousand Moe
Dostoevsky Blackburn

Cotman sapling
Holystone translucent

stuck in the

For this is an ambiance

C’est alors qu’il fait la connaissance
Responded advisers

Helicopter perception
Requesting stronghold

I agree with you

machines provided
historical compilation of

reactivity & interactivity

Your saying is so good
& useful for me

a far cry from

a skyscraper City,
set in Provence

costing $100

ยช All language in this poem is “found” language. It is taken from several
Yahoo pages I searched using “tan lin ambiance is a novel with a logo”
for my search parameters. I have moved them around abnegating their
original order on the Yahoo pages. This is the sum total of my
manipulation. They are pretty much as I found them on Yahoo. I prefer to
label this work a “selected” poem rather than “found” poetry, as my
process was simply to select lines & phrases while composing the poem
as I did so. Thus each preceding line or phrase effected those which
were to be selected later in the process.

Eye Uneasy with the Story*

Since I’m by myself
I bring along a book

The book is mesmerizing

A perfect bound
Closed history
The size of a nest

Its pgs

A rope (Representing Reality)

Gross acts of non-

One theater}

Expound on the relevance
Descending in the form of

Abandoned farm buildings
Now housed

A miraculous outpouring
Almost at random

Once lived
The key events
Swiftly fled

The improbable
The unlikely
Significant Unfair Arguments
With Existence

Act on
Sublimely innocent
Brutal burning deck

Of eye uneasy
With the story

(Such is the fervor
Walking hand in hand
w/ )

& waves

Really bad movies

Venus to the
*Text & title were "found" on line.
My only creative input was selecting them
& arranging them
into a poem.